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First published in 1953 and revised in 1961, Merrill Tenney's comprehensive survey has served to introduce the general reader, student, and teacher to the world and message of the New Testament. Written in a clear, nontechnical style, New Testament Survey begins with a survey of the social, political, economic, and religious background of the New Testament, and then goes on to examine the various groups of New Testament books, which are considered in their historical settings. The book concludes with a penetrating study of the New Testament canon. Undertaken at the request of Dr. Tenney, and prepared with his full approval, this 1985 revision by Walter M. Dunnett includes an entirely new chapter on the Jewish background of the New Testament, plus several new short sections, including materials on the Gospels and the canon of the New Testament. The bibliography has been enlarged and updated, and many of the book's numerous illustrations, maps, and charts are new. Great care has been exercised to retain the spirit and quality of the original work, ensuring that the book will remain a standard in the years to come.
PART I: THE WORLD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
PART II: THE GOSPELS: THE RECORDS OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST
PART III: THE RECORDS OF THE EARLY CHURCH
PART IV: THE PROBLEMS OF THE EARLY CHURCH
PART V: THE CANON AND TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Index of Persons
Index of Subjects
Index of Places
Index of Texts
Posted September 20, 2000
Don't be fooled by the more recent New Testament Survey books published in the last few years. Tenney's text is still the classic reference work in its field. To prove the point, most conservative Bible Colleges still use Tenney for their core NTS course. It is thorough and complete and builds a firm foundation for future Bible study.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.